Key to Oz
Friday, 24 September 2010
I’ve been sitting on this 3D model for some time now. Originally, I had planned to print it on my MDX-15. When I found out about Shapeways, I realized this would be a fun way to test their service.
I had it “printed” in both gold-plated glossy and high-detail black. The black only cost me less than $10 (and that’s WITH shipping). Hit with a can of gold spraypaint, it makes a neat display piece. (It’s pretty fragile-feeling, so I wouldn’t try unlocking any doors with it.) The gold was a little more expensive, but it is solid metal. The gold-plating has pit marks, and the plating also softened the hard edges of the key. With a little dirt, I think it could really look like the key Billina found. You can check it out here.